This diagram shows the historical background of the close connection of the development process of the RAL Quality Assurance and the German/European standardization concerning receptacles for waste and recyclable materials.
The rapid development of waste collection technology has, at the same time, changed the requirement criteria for containers with regard to the wide range of variants, efficiency, functional use, the environment and product safety. The Gütegemeinschaft Abfall- und Wertstoffbehälter e.V. (GGAWB), Quality Control Association of Waste and Recycling Containers, stays abreast of changes through intensive cooperation with both national and international standardization bodies. Furthermore, customers' technical operating experience and know-how regarding the use of waste containers has been made available by the member companies of the GGAWB. This results in the continuous optimization of the RAL quality and testing regulations, which are always a step ahead when it comes to current approaches of standardization.